Brendan Edwards, a mechanical fitter at Komatsu, and Bill Coulter, a self-confessed dreamer and problem solver, are two of a kind. Both are passionate about workplace safety and, fittingly, both were finalists in the 2017 SafeWork NSW Awards. Brendan has initiated myriad safety solutions at the Moss Vale manufacturing facility where he works. According to […]

When a company experiences a 41 per cent fall in workers compensation premiums and a 45 per cent fall in their average cost of claims, people take notice. The panel on the 2017 SafeWork Awards certainly took notice.The company now boasts the 2017 award for excellence in recovery at work for business. Specialty Fashion Group, […]

For many businesses, manual tasks are an important part of getting the job done. Not surprisingly, those who work at cemeteries do numerous hazardous manual tasks and are often prone to serious injuries.John Pearce is one of those people. As an employee of Coffs Harbour City Council, John worked at the local cemetery and was […]

David Nugent owns a cattle farm near Wagga Wagga and does some contract work supplying hay and operating heavy machinery to supplement his income when times are tough. Twenty years ago, David was seriously injured when his arms became caught in a hay baler as he was trying to fix a fault. As the baler […]

Entries are now open for the 14th annual SafeWork NSW Awards. Individuals and businesses across the state are invited to enter and showcase their innovative safety systems and commitment to workplace health and safety and recovery at work. Established in 2004, the awards were introduced to recognise and reward individuals and businesses who go the […]

This month we feature Hy-Tec Industries, in our profile series of the 2016 SafeWork Awards winners. Hy-Tec’s Austen Quarry entry received the ‘Best Solution to an Identified Workplace Health and Safety Issue’ award. Hy-Tec supplies premixed concrete, aggregates and sands to all sectors of the construction industry. It has a hard rock quarry, Austen Quarry, […]

When it comes to winning the 2015 SafeWork Awards Safety in Leadership award, it’s not about the certificate on the wall or even the plaque that adorns his desk. For Craig Murray, it’s about validation. It’s as simple as that. “Winning a SafeWork Award validates your own thinking. And it’s that validation that drives your […]